A matte painting assignment for my Digital Production class. We ventured out and about Winnipeg, Manitoba and took about 10-15 pictures of the same spot (to help paint out the cars). After cleaning up the images in Photoshop to make a clean, empty scene, I broke it into layers and re-built the scene in Maya. Adding paint effect plants and grime, it was rendered out and composited in Nuke.
Look at that tumbleweed.